Blu cigs are they safe?

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The Blu e cig

Blu cigs are truly set to be one of the leading names in electronic smoking. The global e-smoking industry is growing rapidly with ever more smokers making the switch from tobacco products to Blu cig products. The corporate dominance of this new industry seems to be on the rise. The third-largest U.S. tobacco company, Lorillard Inc, last year acquired Blu electronic cigarettes, which make up about one-third of the electronic cigarettes sold at U.S. convenience stores. Blu electronic cigarette is a major player in the European market as well. Blu e cigs are seen and readily available to buy in most tobacco outlets.

Now with Blu practically owned by Lorillard Inc, there is sure to be a mass cash injection which will be spent on product development and advertising. Making Blu e-cigs a major player in the industry and a future household name for sure.

Are blu e cigs safe?

Blu have a wide range of products: electronic cigarettes both re-usable and disposable, portable pack chargers and USB/mains adapters, as well as a few different vaporizers. But are blu e cigs safe?

The Blu e cig cartridges are expensive and a large profit is made on each one sold. The bottles of e-liquid are also very expensive with a 10 ml bottle setting you back around 4.99 GBP and around $7US. This is completely unfair as it is possible to make your own e-liquid for as little as 20 cents per 10 ml bottle. The raw ingredients are freely available to buy online. The more people that find out how to make their own liquid and start producing it for themselves the better! This will force these extortionate corporate prices down and will potentially spread out the wealth from this industry. Instead of it going into greedy corporate pockets.

Blu has a good range of products, with variable amounts of nicotine in them and a range of vaping devices, blu e liquids and accessories. Although the prices are way too high! Especially on blu e liquid. The buying power of Lorillard Inc allows them to purchase huge quantities of the raw ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, nicotine and flavorings, this is all that is required to make blu e liquid.

When these ingredients are bought in bulk they cost practically nothing, a bottle of juice for a big manufacturer will cost literally just a few cents to make. So stop paying over inflated prices! make your own and sell it to your friends. You can start your own business and make your own money.

Blucig and headaches

The Blucig and Blu vaporizers are actually really good, using them I have managed to almost quit tobacco completely, however vaping with Blu has not been plain sailing. I have experienced a number of problems with Blu devices and had some worrying medical side effects as well. When using Blu products I noticed that sometimes I would get quite a severe headache. The headaches were strong enough for me to question using Blucigs, but I continued anyway. A number of friends had also told me that they would sometimes get headaches when vaping as well, so I was not alone experiencing this symptom.

I have been vaping now for over 5 years, I have quite a lot of knowledge on the subject but these headaches were really bugging me, I mean I much prefer vaping to smoking tobacco for many reasons but these vaping headaches were starting to put me off. So I began to look at my actions what could be causing the Blucig headaches?

I realized that I had the Blucig puffing in my mouth a lot! like every 30 seconds I would vape and figured this probably has something to do with it, was my brain not getting enough oxygen? Or something like that, well I am not a doctor so I can’t be sure. I changed a few things, tried to vape less having much longer periods between puffs. This seemed to work a bit but I would still get headaches just less frequently.

Then I started looking at the strength of my Blu vape juice, I was vaping some of the highest strength juice. I was a serious smoker between 30-40 hand rolled cigs a day, I figured I would need the highest strength I could get but is this what was causing the headaches I wondered?

I started vaping a much lower strength vape juice, about 6mg and after a period of time I noticed that the headaches were no more. So if you are experiencing headaches with Blucigs then try vaping a bit less and vape a lower strength juice. It worked for me and the friends that I told about my findings, so it should work for you if you get headaches whilst vaping.

Headaches whilst vaping can put people off especially with vaping being fairly new, there has not been much long-term research carried out into vaping so it easy to see why people would be concerned about headaches when vaping, I had a long period of headaches but I changed the way I vaped and the headaches went. There is no reason why this advice would not work for you as well.

Problems with Blu vaporizer

All vaping devices use heat to vaporize e-liquid. This heat produces an aerosol or vapor, which you inhale. Problems linked to the battery and hotplate getting too hot are caused by several means. This is dangerous and can possibly lead to the battery exploding causing harm.

The lithium ion batteries contained in e-cigs and vaporizers has an optimum operating range. If the battery is to cold performance is effected resulting in a shorter battery lifespan and less vaping!

If the battery gets too hot and reaches temperatures above 45-50 degrees Celsius, 113-122 Fahrenheit. A volatile reaction can occur causing a small explosion and potential injury.

The other way that Blu batteries can over heat is from overuse. This is common when people are trying to quit smoking tobacco using a Blu e-cig or vaporizer. Quitting tobacco is hard and replacing this habit with a vaping device is difficult.

When I stopped smoking tobacco and moved onto vaping with Blu. I found that I could hardly put the new device down. I was frequently puffing until the battery over heated stopping me from vaping. In fact it was almost the battery over heating was the only thing that made me put the device down.

Hot blu cigs and vaporizers

My constant puffing caused the battery to get very hot. There is an in-built safety device if the battery starts to get too hot. This did not stop me from at times burning my lips with hot vapor! The burns were not bad but definitely unpleasant. The left sore patches for over a week and caused pain every time I vaped.

Burnt lips with Blu E-cigs

Another problem I encountered when using Blu E-cigs is (other than the battery overheating) is burnt lips. First lets start with the e-cig. The e-cig is a smaller more compact version of the vaporizer and there fore has a smaller battery. This battery is useless in cold temperatures! Anywhere near freezing temperature and forget about using the e-cig! You will be lucky to get 15 minutes vaping out of the battery even if it is fully charged.

Another problem with the e-cig comes from the refill cartridges. Although it did not happen very often (maybe 3 or 4 times) sometimes the chamber would get blocked. I was unable to suck any vapor through. So I sucked harder until eventually I sucked a load of un-vaporized e-liquid through the chamber and into my mouth. This was extremely unpleasant and very worrying as all the safety information states that e-liquid is toxic! If swallowed or highly toxic if in contact with the skin!

Are blu e cigs bad for you?

Another problem with using Blu E-cigs comes from over use of the device. There are instructions that state how much you should use Blu products. But it’s very hard to stop puffing the e-cig. Especially when quitting tobacco using a vaping device. This over use can lead to blisters on lips that sometimes would not heal for weeks. The blisters can be very sore and cause a lot of discomfort.

Although frequency of use is outlined I could not find any symptoms that over use could cause in the safety guide. Here are some that I found whilst using blucigs. If you over use Blucigs prepare to get blistered lips, ulcers in the mouth and incredibly bad breath. These are all things that I have experienced and feel that all potential Blu customers should be made aware of. More safety warnings on Blu e-cigs are required and measures should be taken to stop this from happening. If anyone else has experienced similar problems please comment.

 

 

17 comments

  • Marianne D'Angelo

    Yes… Just starting using the disposal blu e cig…. I guess I been puffing away too much.. Just started to develop blisters/sores both inside my lips & out.. Very disappointing because I was able to go from smoking 1 1/2 packs day (40 years) down to 3 cigs a day!!!! Very discouraged

  • The same thing happens to me. The liquid basically pops from the tank and gets all in my mouth and lips. It burns so bad and leaves a horrible taste in my mouth. It also worries me because I have no idea what this liquid could be doing to me. I’ve also one sore on my lip that took a couple weeks to go away. I used the e cig to quit smoking which effectively worked, but I’m regretting using the e cig.

  • Getting sores on my lips. I Have been using Blu for almost 3 years (when I quit using real cigarettes) and recently switched from “high” tanks to “medium” as I intend to quit ecigs next month. Over the past 4 weeks, since switching to medium tanks, I have started getting sores on my lips and will be seeing a dermatologist this week to have it checked out. I also sometimes get an itchy spot below my lower lip, above my chin. I used hydrocortisone to and it helped. Have been using Vaseline on lips also which helps but the symptoms are not going away.
    I don’t see any warnings on the packaging about this and can’t find much information online. I use the natural tobacco flavor.

  • I’ve never had blisters on my lips from this product. I’ve had e juice get into my mouth before and had to spit it out.

    I like the product so I tend to wipe the cartridge off between uses to keep any possible juice out of my mouth.

    I’m a former smoker and blu got me off tobacco years ago. I could never go back to smoking cigarettes.

  • I have never had any sores from smoking the blu all flavors and both disposable and chargeable setup. However my complaints would be pulling to hard and getting liquid(I generally wipe it maybe every five hits to stop this). In addition many of the refill tanks are leaking/busted in the package from all different gas stations/stores. I do love the product thought and one rechargeable battery has now lasted me 8 months. However the batteries are truley unpredictable as one may last for 45 minutes of straight pulling and one may last 15????

  • I’m trying to quit ciggs. I’ve started using disposable blu eciggs. I love the smoothness and love the taste. I’ve had the same disposable now for a week. Still going strong. I take about 6 or 7 puffs then put it away for 3 or so hours b4 picking it up again. I don’t constantly puff on it. I’m gonna stick with the disposable since it’s taking me so long to smoke 1….

  • I’ve been using the myblu ecigg for about a month now after my moment me 4. Starter kits due coming across a $1 promotion. About two weeks ago I began getting insane headaches which now thanks to that article I can link to the Blu ecig. I’ve had an even more worrying and honestly painful effec arise that my fiance associated with this ecig after multiple associates have previously express same side effect. I noticed about a week ago that my teeth were suddenly becoming painfully achy and when having my fiance look to see if we should stress sending me to a dentist he noticed that my gums in the back look irritated leaning towards potentially infected. Now this has had me in a panic because I have great dental hygiene, good teeth and have NEVER had any symptoms like this before. I disregarded the warning given to me, kept smoking Blu, unintentionally/unaware of increased Blu use which leads me to today’s extremely painful/overwhelming stressful delimma. Yesterday I woke up feeling extreme discomfort in my teeth and gums throughout my whole mouth, upon further looking it looks like I either have blisters on my gums or somehow overnight they became infected. I have been using at home remedies and treatments due to the ridiculous unaffordable cost of seeking a dentist help and today I am in so much pain it’s enough to wish I’d just die already. I have no previous history of anything like this before, until pointed out by my fiance I never would have linked these symptoms to Blu and been even more puzzled. Writing this I am in tears due to the pain, extreme discomfort and overwhelming stress it’s causing. I cannot afford a emergency visit right now to either an emergency room and or a dentist and am suffering severely. I’m mid anxiety/panic attack over my health, my teeth and my mouths health while feeling helpless that dental work is just outta my price range budget and ridiculously unaffordable.I warn everyone DO NOT USE ANY BLU ECIG DEVICE, JUICE OR PRODUCT for you may also end up in my prerdiciment. I can only pray and use natural at home remedies I hopes of causing this potentially mysterious infection to dissolve and not cause a slow process death like my deceased friend Tori. Tori passed away after having a wisdom tooth removed which became infected, infection spread to her brain which left her in a vegative state for approx 3 month before the decision was made to pull her off life support. Tori used Blu as well, Tori passed away a year ago leaving behind a two year old son and a wonderful ACTIVE navy member husband .

  • Rosendo Burgman

    This website truly has all the information I needed about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  • Well I have been using the blu e cig for about a year and a half. Best ecig on the market today. Yes the pods tend to be leaky. That is really the only downfall. Except the end puff on a empty tank. The worst taste imaginable. Only side effects I have gotten were the headaches and some tightness in my chest at times when I use it too much. Never have i ever heard of any of these symptoms ppl are talking about. They must be smoking way to damn much ecig juice to be getting sores in their mouth and lips. I know 30 ish ppl who also cape using the blu. Other e cigs don’t match up. This is the only one that gives you a true throat hit like a cig would. Battery life is excellent. Ease of charging is also excellent. Pod flavors are good. Just a good choice for the transition from cigs to e cigs. That being said I don’t recommend any one use e cigs or cigarettes in general. They all have bad side effects associated with using. E cigs are designed to help you stop using cigs and then to ultimately stop smoking all together. Not for a permanent fix for quitting smoking. The less you use it the less side effects are associated with.

  • I have been using the Blu E-cig for 2 years. I have had no troubling symptoms. In fact, I don’t even cough any longer. While I was smoking regular cigs, I would cough almost constantly. So much so that everyone had to make a comment about the coughing. Especially in the middle of the night which woke the hubby. He wasn’t thrilled! But just 2 weeks after quitting the cigs and using the Blu, I stopped coughing. Completely. I was a heavy smoker and smoked for about 40 years. I started really, really young. I am completely happy with my Blu. I use the version that uses the liquid pods. I live in Massachusetts, and now the Gov says “No Vapes or E-cigs because they’re bad for you.” I guess going back to my Marlboros are better for me. Please Mr. Gov., wake the hell up. You’re reminding me of Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles. Enough said. Thanks for reading to anyone that does read this.

  • My mom just passed away in February from emphysema and copd due to being a smoker. Last year she was begging me to quit smoking so I wouldn’t end up like her. I could see in her eyes how serious she was and how badly she wanted me to quit. She made me promise her I would stop smoking. I knew she didn’t have much longer and how important it was to her that I quit so I told her that I promise I would. I didn’t know how I would and really wondered if I really could, or would do it. So I tried to be as prepared as I could and thought I’d at least really try since I promised my dying mother I would. I made a doctor’s appt and told him I really wanted to quit smoking and needed all the help I could get with that. He put me on the patch and wrote me a prescription that helps with the cravings. I had never smoked or wanted an e-cig but I knew I’d need something I could puff on just because it has been an all day everyday habit for over half my life. So I bought a Blu started kit and didn’t buy another pack of cigarettes. I knew by that night when I went to bed I’d smoke the last cigarette in my pack and in the morning the challenge would be on. I went ahead and started that prescription about 2 weeks before “my quit date” because I wanted it to be in my system and effective. I woke up the next morning, put on a patch and at times when I’d normally smoke a cigarette I at least had that Blu to smoke. There were times and moments I’d still want a real cigarette but it wasn’t nearly as torturous as I had thought it would be. I tried to quit before with nothing to help me and I thought I was going to snap and obsessed over wanting a cigarette. That’s what I was expecting this time. But honestly between the patch, prescription and the Blu I so completely surprised myself. The Blu I smoked only had 2.4% nicotine and when you go from having a lot more than that to that you will be constantly puffing on it. I noticed with the patch I wasn’t at all. I actually puffed on that less than I was smoking. But I noticed days when I’d forget to put a patch on I was constantly needing to puff on it. So the patch really did help with slowly weening down. And I honestly did not think that prescription would help any cravings but as the days turned into weeks I began noticing that I wasn’t craving cigarettes at all and was smoking on the Blu way less than I smoked cigarettes and most of the time I’d go out to smoke on my smoke breaks and would only hit it a couple times and that was enough for me. It actually became where I preferred that to a cigarette. One day my Blu died at work and I needed to smoke something so I asked someone for a cigarette. I was afraid I might love it and be right back to smoking after not having one for a couple of months but it actually tasted disgusting to me now. I didn’t enjoy it like when before I couldn’t go without one. My mouth felt like it tasted like an ashtray and after a couple hits I put it out. That was very shocking to me that I would go from going crazy without one to not liking them at all. I didn’t smoke for a year and I actually felt better. I could breath better I wasn’t getting so out of breath like I had before and I wasn’t hacking up my lungs and coughing brownish green crap up. My mom was soooooo excited that I actually quit and she didn’t have that worried sick look on her face knowing I’d be exactly where she was. That was honestly a promise that I seriously didn’t think I’d be able to keep. But thank God with some extra help in doing so I was able to keep my promise. I’ve never had any of the side effects I’ve read here thank God. Only one is occasionally getting a leaky pod but as far as physically I felt better.

  • I stopped smoking cigarettes over 2 years ago. I’ve not wanted one. Don’t miss them. I use the blu ecig with the pods. They work great. I have no complaints. No side effects. I’m trying to wean off them too. All in time!

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